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Read this awesome article and follow these steps from the article:

1) Try to internalize the fact that everything you do is a choice. Start by thinking about the terms we’ve used in these posts, and if they resonated with you, write them down. Part of the reason I assigned terms to so many of these feelings or phenomena—the Instant Gratification Monkey, the Rational Decision-Maker, the Panic Monster, the Dark Playground, Ickiness, Bricks, the Critical Entrance, the Dark Woods, the Tipping Point, the Happy Playground, Flow, your Storyline—is that terms help you clarify the reality of the choices you’re making. It helps expose bad choices and highlights when it’s most critical to make good ones.

2) Create methods to help you defeat the monkey. Some possible methods:
  • Solicit external support by telling one or more friends or family members about a goal you’re trying to accomplish and asking them to hold you to it. If that’s hard for whatever reason, email it to me—I’m a stranger ([email protected])—and just typing out a goal and sending it to a real person can help make it more real. (Some experts argue that telling people in your life about a goal can be counterproductive, so this depends on your particular situation.)
  • Create a Panic Monster if there’s not already one in place—if you’re trying to finish an album, schedule a performance for a few months from now, book a space, and send out an invitation to a group of people.
  • If you really want to start a business, quitting your job makes the Panic Monster your new roommate.
  • If you’re trying to write a consistent blog, put “new post every Tuesday” at the top of the page…
  • Leave post-it notes for yourself, reminding you to make good choices.
  • Set an alarm to remind yourself to start a task, or to remind you of the stakes.
  • Minimize distractions by all means necessary. If TV’s a huge problem, sell your TV. If the internet’s a huge problem, get a second computer for work that has Wifi disabled, and turn your phone on Airplane Mode during work sessions.
  • Lock yourself into something—put down a non-refundable deposit for lessons or a membership.
And if the methods you set up aren’t working, change them. Set a reminder for a month from now that says, “Have things improved? If not, change my methods.”

3) Aim for slow, steady progress—Storylines are rewritten one page at a time.


Don't let the 'Instant Gratification Monster' control you.

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Bad Ethan! :naughty:

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You'll feel a lot better knowing you've been productive. :yep:
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"And that means logging off TSR as soon as you've read this article to do some revision!"

Impossible, I'm sorry.
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(Original post by TheOtherSide.)
Read this awesome article and follow these steps from the article:

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Don't let the 'Instant Gratification Monster' control you.
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And that means logging off TSR as soon as you've read this article to do some revision!
Thank you for sharing
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Thank you for sharing
No problem! I'm glad I found this article myself.
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"And that means logging off TSR as soon as you've read this article to do some revision!"

Impossible, I'm sorry.
Come on, even an hour will help. :yep:
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You can do it! :console:
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F studys homiez become rappers Big ballers ,Studying is too easy
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(Original post by TheOtherSide.)
Read this awesome article and follow these steps from the article:

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Don't let the 'Instant Gratification Monster' control you.
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And that means logging off TSR as soon as you've read this article to do some revision!
Hmmmm wonder what this could be?
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Okay, how about logging off for just an hour? :cry2:
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It's not procrastination if I don't plan to do revision at any point in the future.
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Hmmmm wonder what this could be?
It's the monkey:
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It's not procrastination if I don't plan to do revision at any point in the future.
Who knows, maybe you're procrastinating planning to do revision? :dontknow:
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Okay, how about logging off for just an hour? :cry2:
dont make that cry face :cry: that makes me sad... but i have actually dont a lot of work today :yep: just ate dinner and came back to do work :jive: just in 5 min, i am going to log off :dance:
now happy :hat2:
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dont make that cry face :cry: that makes me sad... but i have actually dont a lot of work today :yep: just ate dinner and came back to do work :jive: just in 5 min, i am going to log off :dance:
now happy :hat2:
Yesss :woo:
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And I'll join you with the logging off so that people don't call me a hypocrite... :mmm:
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It's the monkey:
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100% me everytime, i'm fully aware i'm wasting time but i can't stop xD
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100% me everytime, i'm fully aware i'm wasting time but i can't stop xD
It's the exact same for me. :cry: The blog post thingy before that one struck too close to my heart... :getmecoat:
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Yesss :woo:
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And I'll join you with the logging off so that people don't call me a hypocrite... :mmm:
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you are not hypocrite :no: and those people dunno you well so let them talk, they are jealous :teehee:
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you are sweet
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I will be one if I don't log off soon. :afraid:
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